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Seaton Tramway

Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
+44 1297 20375
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An annual must have and has been so for...30 odd years

From the tender age of 22 I have been enjoying the Seaton Tramway. Firstly with my boyfriend who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EEDSussex
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Sussex
Traditional attraction

I have rode the tramway on and off since 1974. For £10 a person I don't think that's bad value. If... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KevSara2015
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as "Devon's Most Rebellious Town" for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.The company originated at the Lancaster Electrical Company of Barnet, which manufactured battery electric vehicles. In 1949 its owner, Claude Lane, indulged his hobby by building a miniature 15” gauge tram, which he ran at garden fetes. This portable system enjoyed temporary homes at St Leonard’s and Rhyl before evolving onto the 2’ gauge Eastbourne Tramway.Many of the present trams were built at Eastbourne, but by the mid 1960’s the tramway’s success was outgrowing the mile line. Claude therefore began to look for alternative locations. In late 1969, Claude purchased the Seaton to Colyton section after the branchline had been closed by Dr Beeching in 1966 and, after a mammoth relocation from Eastbourne, the first section was opened in 1980. Since then the tramway has developed into one of Devon’s best loved attractions.New trams have been added to the fleet and the buildings have been much improved in order to meet the needs of the thousands of enthusiastic people who visit each year.
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Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the tender age of 22 I have been enjoying the Seaton Tramway. Firstly with my boyfriend who then became my hubby. We then continued the tradition taking our young boys who are now fine strapping young-ish men with their girlfriends. So why do we...More

Thank EEDSussex
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely write-up and thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate them. We look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have rode the tramway on and off since 1974. For £10 a person I don't think that's bad value. If you get off at Colyford and explore you can have a nice few hour's out, Not much in Colyford but it is a small...More

Thank KevSara2015
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are quite correct, our brand new state of the art station is due to be opened on 30th March 2018.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A gentle ride through the wetlands in one of a number of interesting trams to arrive at the historic town of Colyton. Colyton tram station has a fabulous café where the cream teas are to die for, You will probably need a doggy bag (supplied)

Thank Blackbird198
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are making us hungry! We concur, the Tramstop café Devon cream tea's are delicious.

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Was just passing Seaton whilst heading further West and had time for a quick round trip on the last run of the day (which was all but empty). Sadly the price was a little steep and the same for one round trip as an all...More

1  Thank EssexPalin
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your suggestion's - duly noted. We hope that you have the opportunity in the future to visit us and take full advantage of the all day explorer tickets.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great afternoon. The tram trip was perfect with a 5 year old he loved the wild life and the tram stops. We managed to have a seat at the front on the top floor. Had a great cream tea the other end.

Thank Welshgal32
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves during your recent visit.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

I had been wanting to ride the Seaton Trams for a while and today was a nice sunny day so off I went. On arrival in Seaton it took me a while to find out where to go as it wasnt signposted overly well. The...More

1  Thank ShirlTurner6024
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What an interesting read and thank you for your recommendation. The behind-the-scenes-tram depot tours have proved very popular which we hope to develop in the future

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

First time travelled on Tramway and will certainly go back especially to see the new terminus building (should be completed in 2018). Currently Tramway use a shuttle bus to go to and from Riverside Depot and Jurassic Park. Please allow 3-4 hours parking if you...More

Thank Homer54
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit - and pointing out a warm woolly is needed to keep out the chill (or ask the driver for a blanket - all trams carry supplies).

Reviewed 27 October 2017

My wife and I was staying in Sidmouth on the weekend of the 20th and we visited Seaton Tramway after visiting The Donkey Sanctuary. We had not visited Seaton for about 6 years and was amazed with new structures (Tesco, Jurassic) and the Old Tramway...More

Thank busterSolihull
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you to the super new station at Seaton, due to open on 30th March 2018.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited recently and enjoyed it but thought it was a bit overpriced for what it is. Only 25 min max ride so got off and walked round the village at other end. The station was lovely and still in bloom so looked so quaint.

Thank Trudie M
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a round trip on the tram....last time we were here was 23 years ago, not too much changed, good to see that the tram line is still ongoing and they are expanding with a new station building. Don't mind paying a few quid...More

1  Thank Vegieplot
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Welcome back! Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit.

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campingmum99
23 August 2017|
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Response from Seaton T | Property representative |
Prams and Pushchairs are allowed on board our trams. If they can collapse they can be kept downstairs during travel. If they are required to stay up, they can board our accessible trams which usually run at least once an... More
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Dave C
13 March 2017|
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Response from Fabiano V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, copy this link on Google - Timetable & Events | Seaton Tramway, Devon and look on yellow timetable for this month Good Luck Fab.
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chris g
31 August 2016|
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Response from BarryPalmer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, the trams are 3/4 size and made especially for the narrow gauge; therefore are a little narrower than normal trams. All the seats are hard seated and access to the upstairs is a little... More
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